The UNESCO Institute for African Culture and International Understanding has recently recommended the Culturo-Techno-Contextual Approach as a vital tool for Nigeria’s educational sector to achieve sustainable and culturally sensitive education. The Director of the institute, Prof. Peter Okebukola, highlighted the significance of this approach in creating a sustainable education system that is in line with the specific requirements of Africa’s diverse communities.
He also emphasized the importance of incorporating technology in a way that respects Africa’s rich cultural heritage and promotes sustainability, while actively involving local communities and stakeholders in educational programs. The Culturo-Techno-Contextual Approach advocates for the integration of local culture, technology, and contextual learning to create an educational system that is relevant and responsive to the needs of the society.
It is a holistic approach that recognizes the importance of culture in shaping education and the role of technology in enhancing the learning experience. This approach is a step towards achieving a sustainable education system that promotes social, economic, and cultural development in Nigeria and beyond.